Windjammer Days has been the Boothbay region’s summertime drawing card for 60 years. Despite its being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic, the now week-long festival honoring our boat-building heritage draws thousands down Route 27 to our shores.
This year’s events will be held between Sunday, June 26 and Saturday, July 2. For a complete schedule, visit www.boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org/schedule
Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club will start things off with a Fun Sail on Sunday at 1 p.m. View the sailing vessels from anywhere around the harbor. At 1:30 p.m., the commercial fishing fleet will pass by the Fish Pier on Atlantic Avenue for the Blessing of the Fleet. Then, from 8:30 to 10 p.m., docked boats will be decorated in lights for the Harbor Aglow event.
Pancakes and pirates, crab bites and crafts, lobster eating, cod fish racing, the arrival of a fine fleet of windjammers, and the return of the popular street parade all take place Monday through Wednesday. But don’t go to bed early Wednesday night as the annual fireworks display will begin at 9.
Art in the park and antique boats can be viewed Thursday from Waterfront Park on Commercial Street. On Friday, head to the footbridge parking lot for the rock-skipping contest and the tug of war across the harbor.
We miss the musical acts that were part of the festival but perhaps they will return someday.
These are just a few of the events that will be held during the week. Be sure to check out the entire schedule on the website mentioned above.
We hope you have fun next week!